Facilitation Skills for Writers Course

Starts: Sat 14 and Sat 21 Aug 2021
Time: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm
Duration: 2 Weeks
Cost: €96/€85 members

Course Level: Professional Development

All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT+1)

Course Summary: 

Facilitation, like writing, is both a skill and an art. The skill comes from learning the fundamentals of teaching; a thorough knowledge of your subject; and of course, practice, practice, practice. The art comes from combining your skills, knowledge and practice with your unique blend of personality and style to facilitate an empowering and enriching learning experience. Whether you are looking to facilitate a workshop, or learn mentoring skills, online or face-to-face, this interactive workshop is for you.

Course Outline:

This interactive online course, run over 6 hours, will give participants the opportunity to:
  • Understand psychological safety and how to create it in a creative workshop setting
  • Learn and share examples of best practice creative writing teaching methods
  • Learn and share techniques and tools for giving feedback in a constructive way
  • Access the writing community’s ‘hive mind’, sharing expertise and knowledge with each other
  • Design the outline of a tailored creative writing workshop
Course Outcomes:

Participants will come away with:

  • A basic understanding of the fundamentals of facilitation
  • Practical creative writing workshop tips, tools and resources
  • An outline of a tailored creative writing workshop

To book your place, go to the Irish Writers Centre website.


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